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Cosar-Jorda, P, Buswell, R A and Mitchell, V A (2019) Quantifying energy demand reduction considering householder willingness to apply measures. Building Research & Information, 47(07), 850–64.

Galiano-Garrigós, A, García-Figueroa, A, Rizo-Maestre, C and González-Avilés, & (2019) Evaluation of BIM energy performance and CO2 emissions assessment tools: a case study in warm weather. Building Research & Information, 47(07), 787–812.

Rasmussen, F N, Ganassali, S, Zimmermann, R K, Lavagna, M, Campioli, A and Birgisdóttir, H (2019) LCA benchmarks for residential buildings in Northern Italy and Denmark – learnings from comparing two different contexts. Building Research & Information, 47(07), 833–49.

  • Type: Journal Article
  • Keywords: Life cycle assessment; benchmarking; residential buildings; embodied impacts; LCA practice; trade-offs;
  • ISBN/ISSN: 0961-3218
  • URL: https://doi.org/10.1080/09613218.2019.1613883
  • Abstract:
    This study provides LCA reference benchmarks for residential buildings in Northern Italy and Denmark. Furthermore, the benchmark derivation process is analysed to highlight the trade-offs that relate to the methodological choices made by benchmark developers, considering the objectives of the stakeholders. Reference benchmarks for the two contexts are calculated based on national samples of residential buildings. A comparative analysis pinpoints the methodological factors regarding system boundaries, inventory requirements and databases that, from a calculation aspect, affect the benchmarks. Results thus highlight the uniqueness of each benchmarking system put into practice, and emphasize the need for clear calculation rules and transparency within each benchmark system. The identified trade-offs from the derivation process furthermore indicate the inherent need to balance the different interests relating to the stakeholders’ roles when applying the benchmark. The mapping of different trade-offs presented in this study provides benchmark stakeholders with an overview that allows for open discussion about which priorities and choices will fit a specific context of benchmark application.

Salvado, F, de Almeida, N M and Azevedo, & V e (2019) Historical analysis of the economic life-cycle performance of public school buildings. Building Research & Information, 47(07), 813–32.